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The Study Skills course helps students raise their grades and makes learning easier and more enjoyable! Think of this course as an academic bootcamp!

This 47-lesson course teaches students not only how to study, but how to read (and remember what was read!), how to write term papers, how to take exams, and how to manage time. It covers the the difference between a person's job and his calling in life, personal goal-setting, and developing leadership skills.

The class also goes over technical skills such as speed reading, note taking, software for essay writing, and how to set up a YouTube channel and a WordPress blog. These skills are basic for career advancement at any age and in any setting!

COLLEGE PREP

In addition to helping students work their way through high school, the Study Skills class is extremely beneficial for college preparations. Any student who learns as few as half a dozen of these techniques will experience rising performance! Students that have taken this course and implemented its techniques have been known to complete a B.A. college degree in less than four years!

ACADEMIC SUCCESS

Will this help your children? It helped Ardaschir Arguelles, who finished the high school program in the spring of 2019 at the age of 16. He took the SAT exam. He scored 1600. That is the highest anyone can score!

In 2019, 2.2 million students took the SAT. The company does not reveal how many students score 1600, but the general estimate is under 600. A student who got 1600 in 2017 claims that only 300 students did this.

Here is Mr. Arguelles' assessment of the RPC's study skills course:

The study skills course is an invaluable repository of advice, not only about effective study habits, but also about leadership, success, and life in general. I took the course twice, in fact, and some of these skills and ideas have become thoroughly ingrained in me and have contributed tremendously to my academic success.

I learned to read faster, start a blog, and more, but the number one skill I learned was this: lecturing to the wall. This is the practice of teaching something new you learned, in your own words, to an imaginary audience or to another person. As I went through the four years of the RPC high school program, this became a habit, something I did after each lesson. My retention and understanding improved, and my communication abilities skyrocketed. By the end of this process, I was commonly receiving compliments from friends and acquaintances about my ability to understand complex topics and explain them to others, and I saw this pay off in competitive speech and debate. Lecturing to the wall was a tactic I used in preparing for standardized tests, earning full scores on the PSAT, SAT, and seven AP exams.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Lesson 1: Flypaper Memory

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 1: Flypaper Memory

    • Reading Assignment

    • Assignment

  • 2

    Lesson 2: Long-Term Goal Setting

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 2: Long-Term Goal Setting

    • Reading Assignment

    • Assignment

  • 3

    Lesson 3: Your Home Office

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 3: Your Home Office

    • Reading Assignment

    • Assignment

  • 4

    Lesson 4: Follow Instructions

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 4: Follow Instructions

    • Reading Assignment

    • Assignment

  • 5

    Lesson 5: Budget Your Time

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 5: Budget Your Time

    • Reading Assignment

    • Assignment

  • 6

    Lesson 6: Identify Your Less Important Time

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 6: Identify Your Less Important Time

    • Reading Assignment

    • Homework

  • 7

    Lesson 7: How To Read a Textbook

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 7: How To Read a Textbook

    • Reading Assignment

    • Assignment

  • 8

    Lesson 8: Flypaper Memory Part 2

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 8: Flypaper Memory Part 2

    • Reading Assignment

    • Assignment

  • 9

    Lesson 9: How to Take Lecture Notes

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 9: How to Take Lecture Notes

    • Reading

    • Assignment

  • 10

    Lesson 10: How to Take Exams

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 10: How to Take Exams

    • Reading

    • Assignment

  • 11

    Lesson 11: Writing a Book Report

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 11: Writing a Book Report

    • Reading

    • Assignment

  • 12

    Lesson 12: Start a Blog Site

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 12: Start a Blog Site

    • Assignment

  • 13

    Lesson 13: The Term Paper

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 13: The Term Paper

    • Assignment

  • 14

    Lesson 14: Review of Lessons 1-13

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 14: Review of Lessons 1-13

    • Assignment

  • 15

    Lesson 15: Job vs. Calling

    • Lesson 15: Job vs. Calling

    • Assignment

  • 16

    Lesson 16: Finding Your Calling

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 16: Finding Your Calling

    • Reading

    • Assignment

  • 17

    Lesson 17: Leadership Principles

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 17: Leadership Principles

    • Reading Assignment

    • Assignment

  • 18

    Lesson 18: The Five Points of Leadership

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 18: The Five Points of Leadership

    • Reading

    • Assignment

  • 19

    Lesson 19: Rules of Success

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 19: Rules of Success

    • Assignment

  • 20

    Lesson 20: Dedication and Leadership

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 20: Dedication and Leadership

    • Assignment

  • 21

    Lesson 21: Leadership Principles Theory and Practice

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 21: Leadership Principles Theory and Practice

    • Assignment

  • 22

    Lesson 22: Attitude of Leaders

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 22: Attitude of Leaders

    • Assignment

  • 23

    Lesson 23: Leadership Principles Commitment to Perfection

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 23: Leadership Principles Commitment to Perfection

    • Assignment

  • 24

    Lesson 24: Alcoholics Anonymous vs. Communism

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 24: Alcoholics Anonymous vs. Communism

    • Assignment

  • 25

    Lesson 25: Leadership Principles Review

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 25: Leadership Principles Review

    • Assignment

  • 26

    Lesson 26: Success Principles Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 26: Success Principles Introduction

    • Assignment

  • 27

    Lesson 27: Five Questions of Success

    • Intoduction

    • Lesson 27: Five Questions of Success

    • Assignment

  • 28

    Lesson 28: Academic Success

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 28: Academic Success

    • Assignment

  • 29

    Lesson 29: Success Beyond Money

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 29: Success Beyond Money

    • Assignment

  • 30

    Lesson 30: Academic Success

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 30: Academic Success

    • Assignment

  • 31

    Lesson 31: Identifying Your Calling

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 31: Identifying Your Calling

    • Assignment

  • 32

    Lesson 32: Your Next Three Years

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 32: Your Next Three Years

    • Assignment

  • 33

    Lesson 33: Time Management

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 33: Time Management

    • Assignment

  • 34

    Lesson 34: Understanding the Trivium

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 34: Understanding the Trivium

    • Assignment

  • 35

    Lesson 35: Speed Reading

    • Introdution

    • Lesson 35: Speed Reading

    • "How to Read a Book a Day"

    • Assignment

  • 36

    Lesson 36: Reading Difficult Books

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 36: Reading Difficult Books

    • Assignment

  • 37

    Lesson 37: Evernote for Note-Taking

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 37: Evernote for Note-Taking

    • Evernote for Windows

    • Evernote for Mac

    • Assignment

  • 38

    Lesson 38: Screencast-O-Matic

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 38: Screencast-O-Matic

    • Assignment

  • 39

    Lesson 39: YouTube

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 39: YouTube

    • Assignment

  • 40

    Lesson 40: WordPress.com

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 40: WordPress.com

    • Assignment

  • 41

    Lesson 41: Scrivener

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 41: Scrivener

    • Assignment

  • 42

    Lesson 42: Your Second (I Hope) Site

    • Lesson 42: Your Second (I Hope) Site

  • 43

    Lesson 43: College: Fast and Cheap

    • Lesson 43: College: Fast and Cheap

  • 44

    Lesson 44: College as a Goal

    • Lesson 44: College as a Goal

    • Goal-Setting

    • Goal-Setting

  • 45

    Lesson 45: A Bachelor's Degree at 18

    • Lesson 45: A Bachelor's Degree at 18

  • 46

    Lesson 46: Enter College as a Junior

    • Lesson 46: Enter College as a Junior

  • 47

    Lesson 47: Get Started in Anything in 20 Hours

    • Lesson 47: Get Started in Anything in 20 Hours

Instructor

Dr. Gary North

Gary North, Ph.D. is the author of 50+ volumes, including Honest Money and Salvation Through Inflation. He has published the Remnant Review newsletter ever since 1974. He has published over 1,250 articles on Lew Rockwell.com. He teaches Economics, U.S. History, Business, Government, and the high school English courses.